Parksville will receive large COVID-19 recovery grant

The City of Parksville will soon receive a $2.86 million COVID-19 recovery grant from the provincial government. The province will provide the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant for Local Governments to each municipality, based on population. The money came as a surprise to city staff and council decided to delay the budget amendment process.

Parksville Water Tower

Parksville Council votes to donate, rather than demolish historic water tower

The City of Parksville will allow a local piece of history to be relocated rather than demolished, as originally planned. Council voted unanimously to transfer ownership of a 101-year-old water tower to the E&N division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (ENCRHA). The city will also provide $35,000, originally budgeted to demolish the building, to restore the structure.

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